About the Expert
Colonel Curtis R. Bass, of the U.S. Air Force, most recently commanded the 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and the 609th Combined Air Operations Center in Southwest Asia. Bass is a master air battle manager with more than 2,500 hours in the E-3 AWACS and E-8 Joint STARS command and control aircraft. He has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He has served on the personal staff of the secretary of the air force, the commander of Air Forces Central Command, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command Operations staff. Bass received his commission in the U.S. Air Force from Mississippi State University Air Force ROTC. He holds a BA in international relations/international law from Mississippi State University, an MA in military operational art and science from Air University, and an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
U.S. Air Force, Colonel